My mare has a bug bite on her neck with swelling of 2x1 inches. She has had it since Sunday and I have been applying ice, but no better. Tonight while brusing her, she seemed itchy, I am thinking hives. Can I give her human benadryl in liquid or apply lotion form? I live quite some distance from a vet and can't get in to pick up a Rx. Thanks.
Type of Animal: quarter horseGender: FemaleAge: 4Name of Horse: BaileyWhat have you tried so far?: just ice
Relist: Other.Would like an answer now, so I can go to bed.
you can use benedryl lotionor use hydrocortizone cream (otc), either would do the job, the hydrocotizone a bit faster
Liquid would be hard to dispense per pound? or just not as safe/effective?
not as effective orally.
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